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Asking the hard questions at the Benchmark Theatre

It is an unfortunate truth that some topics will always be relevant, no matter how many decades (or centuries) pass. Questions of race and identity are near the top of this list, and as we’ve seen … more

Wildfire art can create beauty out of tragedy

Robert Nesladek carves wood. He works in a sawdust-filled studio behind his house in Arvada, which he has owned for 47 years.  Two wood lathes spin fast to carve out bowls, vases and other … more

Infinity Park blends music and movies for new summer season

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everything is better under a warm summer’s night sky. And that’s just one of the reasons the Music and Movies at Infinity Park series has been such a … more

Strong summer starts for Denver

The Denver metro area really shines during the summer months. There are all kinds of outdoor options for dining, live music and activities, while classic concert spots and cultural hubs are still … more

‘Music is a connector’

Growing up in Denver, Charles Luis Cox II remembers celebrating Juneteenth every year with family. They would pack a picnic and go to the park. Or, they would go to Lincoln Hills — historically a … more

Families come in many shapes, sizes

A letter from Highlands Ranch author Eleanor Brown is enclosed in the review copy of her latest novel, “Any Other Family.” The book will be on sale in early July and is partly based on her own … more

CORE New Art Space exhibit opens June 24

Painter/teacher Barbara Veatch has new works, including “Wild Wind,” in an exhibit called “Landforms and Whimsy” at the CORE New Art Space, 6501 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood from June 24 to July … more

Highlands Ranch to host KidFest Saturday

Highlands Ranch Metro District is kicking off its summer events calendar with the annual KidFest on the morning of June 11 at Civic Green Park.  more

An LGBTQ+ history lesson

There’s no way for a single exhibit to fully detail the history of LGBTQ+ Coloradoans, but it’s still important to take steps to share the stories of people whose experiences have largely been … more

Colorado Water Garden Society to hold sale

Despite living in a high desert location, a number of south metro area gardeners maintain a pond in their yard, with a collection of water lilies, cannas and more — plus perhaps a few … more

Get lost in the DMNS’ new experience

Most of what is on display in a museum is an exhibit. The focus with exhibits is to plainly educate and entertain at the same time. And then there are experiences, like the new Mazes & Brain … more

Tesoro Indian Market returns

The 21st annual Tesoro Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance returns on June 4-5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of The Fort Restaurant, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. This is just off of Highway 285. … more

New and mind-bending at Curtis

Susan Cooper is a Denver-based, nationally recognized artist, known for her large works in the realm of public art, created with media including plexiglass, steel and copper, LED lighting, concrete, … more

Lynne Collins takes over theater at the Arvada Center

Lynne Collins has been announced as the Arvada Center’s new Artistic Director of Theatre, following the retirement of Rod A. Lansberry. Collins, the current Artistic Director of Plays, first joined … more

Frank Lloyd Wright art glass lamp coming to Kirkland

The Kirkland Museum, 1201 Bannock St., Denver, announces the gift of a lamp, constructed from two pieces of Frank Lloyd Wright art glass (1903-1904), which will be featured in the show, “Frank … more

Birds of a feather flock to DMNS

There are plenty of beautiful and important environmental sites that people are aware of - think locations like the Everglades in Florida. But then there are places that might be even more important … more

‘Good Day Sunshine’ wraps up season

Good Day Sunshine,” a loving remembrance about the Beatles, presented on May 1 at Su Teatro in Denver, brought a happy conclusion to the 2021-22 season for the Stories on Stage organization, which … more

See it first at SeriesFest season 8

What can’t television do? The answer to that question used to be obvious. These days? Not so much. Modern shows can have just as high production value as blockbusters, entice the same A-list talent … more

‘Celebrations’ show begins May 17

Plein-air painter Cheryl St. John was juror for the next exhibit at Stanton Gallery in Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., downtown Littleton. It will be called “Celebrations” and will run … more

Gardening season grows on you

Many readers have flats of plants started or seeds planted in your yards by now, but others may still be in planning mode. Since I’ve joined the ranks of apartment dwellers, I’m limited to a … more
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